The District Coordinating Director for Bosome Freho, Mr Samuel Kyei Baffour Frimpong on behalf of the District Chief Executive Hon. Yaw Danso on Friday 16th July,2021distributed 10,000 palm seedlings to over 165 farmers in the District under the Planting for Export and Rural Development (PERD) programme.
The government in 2019 launched the PERD programme that aims at promoting the local economy through agriculture for sustainable developments.
The government’s idea was to improve rural economic growth and elevate households income for rural farmer’s through the provision of quality seedlings, Extension Services, business support and other mechanisms that aid the growth of agriculture.
The programme also seeks to create a sustainable raw material hub for farmer’s in Ghana to boost their revenue bases in the exportation of agricultural products.
Bosome Freho District is known to be a farming area because of the existence of local rice production as well as cocoa which provides a ready market for the produce farmers.
According to the District Coordinating Director Mr. Kyei Baffour Frimpong, the PERD programme has come to stay and therefore urged farmer’s to embrace the opportunity provided by the government to support their livelihoods.
He said farmers should continue to support the government and applause him for such an intervention since the subsequent government failed to sustain a similar initiative.
He said the PERD programme by this government was to raise both the standard of living and the income level of our local farmers in Ghana.
He charged the youth to take advantage of this PERD programme to improve their lives.
The District Coordinating Director appeals to the beneficiaries to put the seedlings into good use and not to sell or dumped them elsewhere since many were looking forward to having the chance.
The farmers were urged to adhere to modernized agricultural practices and always call on the extension officers for directives.